Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS, 2008  
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art w/ Professional Emphasis, Doane College, Crete, NE, 2003

Experience

  • Associate Professor of Art, Doane College, Crete, NE, 2015 – Present
  • Art Department Chair, Doane College, Crete, NE, 2012-2016
  • Belvoir Terrace Ceramic Instructor, Lenox, MA, 2012 – Summer
  • Assistant Professor of Art, Doane College, Crete, NE, 2010 – 2015
  • Visiting Adjunct Professor of Art, Doane College, Crete, NE, 2009-10
  • Artist in Residency, First Iowa State Bank, Albia, IA, 2008 – 09

Article about Eric’s process

“Pushing the limits of clay, both in the form as well as the finish, inspires me to create; raku firing tests the limits of those extreme forms. I purposefully make every piece as delicate and fragile as possible while celebrating the robust bonds that are inherent in each molecule of clay.  Influenced by the patterns and styles of Acoma pottery, I explore the positive and negative spaces within the design and the clay itself, then build depth with the glazes. Precise application of geometric principles is exhibited in each choice….” >> More

2016 Pottery Making Illustrated Article
Article originally published in Pottery Making Illustrated, Jan/Feb, 2016. http://potterymaking.org. Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.
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